|NAME THAT TUNE|
A class game show from the fifties. George DeWitt is host to contestants who think they can "Name That Tune". Complete with commercials.
Keywords: name that tune; game shows
Downloads: 18,527 (1 review)
|1950's Television: "You Bet Your Life with Groucho Marx" - Secret Word ''Wall''|
Another episode of the classic 1950's television series "You Bet Your Life", starring Groucho Marx. The series aired on NBC-TV from October 5, 1950 to September 21, 1961, for a total of 429 episodes. It was a comedic quiz show. The ''secret word'' in this episode is "WALL". The episode also features original commercials for DeSoto.
Keywords: Classic TV; TV; Television; Classic Television; Groucho Marx; Game Show; Game Shows; Quiz Shows; DeSoto; Commercials; Classic Commercials; 50s; 50's; 1950s; 1950's; Fifties
Downloads: 9,188 (5 reviews)
|Compilation of 1950s game show opening titles - Matthew Paul Argall|
A video I put together featuring the opening titles for 20 different American game shows of the 1950s. Unfortunately, I was unable to get copies of 50s game shows from other countries. Most of the shows featured in this video were legit, a few of them weren't. Most of these aired live, so expect the occasional technical fault. The episodes excerpted in this video can be viewed in their entirety on the Internet Archive..look them up.
Keywords: Classic TV; Game Show; Game Shows; 1950s; Television
|Episode of 'Quick as a Flash' from 1952|
Episode of the 50's "panal" game show called "Quick as a Flash", with guest Boris Karloff. This episode is from 1952, and is somewhat incomplete, although the game-play is intact.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 50s; 50's; 1950s; 1950's; Fifties; Game Show; Game Shows
Downloads: 3,034 (4 reviews)
|Misc episode of 'Do You Trust Your Wife'|
Misc episode of the 50's game show "Do You Trust Your Wife", starring Edgar Bergen. Considered by many to be a rip-off of "You Bet Your Life".
Keywords: Classic TV; 50's; 50s; 1950's; 1950s; Fifties; Television; Game Shows; Quiz
Downloads: 2,438 (1 review)
|Another Misc episode of 'Do You Trust Your Wife'|
Another misc episode of the 50's game show "Do You Trust Your Wife", featuring Edgar Bergen.
Keywords: Classic TV; 50's; 50s; 1950's; 1950s; Fifties; Game Show; Game shows; Quiz
Downloads: 2,576 (2 reviews)
|Another episode of 'I've Got a Secret' (Classic TV)|
Another episode of "I've Got a Secret", complete with original commercials.
Keywords: Classic TV; 50's; 1950's; Fifties; Television; Game Show; Game Shows
Downloads: 6,132 (10 reviews)
|'PDQ' Pilot Episode (1965)|
Pilot episode of "PDQ", a popular game show of the 60's. Hosted by Dennis James.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 60's; 60s; 1960's; 1960s; Sixties; Public Domain; Game Show; Game Shows; Dennis James
Downloads: 2,459 (6 reviews)
|''Stop the Music'' - Misc 1955 episode|
An episode of the ABC game show "Stop the Music" from 1955. Among the contestants include a sailer (and his buddies) and a fireman. Format has some simularities to "Name that Tune", which debuted later ("Stop the Music" first came to TV in 1949).
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Game Show; Game Shows
|DuMont Network episode of 'Okay, Mother'|
The sole surviving DuMont Network episode of "Okay Mother", a daytime game show.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; Game Show; Game Shows; Kinescope; Kinescopes; Retro; Rare
Downloads: 7,210 (8 reviews)
|''The Price is Right'' - 19/July/1957?|
(I didn't expect to have another episode of "The Price is Right" to upload. But here it is! My research suggests this is from the 19th of July 1957). Another 1957 episode of the popular 1950s series "The Price is Right", hosted by Bill Cullen. I think this is the "elk's head" episode. Complete with commercials and promos (which allowed me to research the date of the episode).
Keywords: The Price is Right; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Game Show; Game Shows; Classic TV; Television
Downloads: 1,931 (1 review)
|''Concentration'' - 5th Annual Challenge of Champions|
An episode of the NBC game show "Concentration" from 2 October 1967(thanks for correct date given in review). I presume this is public domain, as it seems to lack a copyright notice. A interesting game show. (B&W kinescope of color telecast)
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 1960s; 60s; Sixties; Game Show; Game Shows
Downloads: 2,233 (4 reviews)
|''Quiz Kids'' - a 1951 episode|
An episode of "Quiz Kids", a game show. Fran Allison is the guest-host. Broadcast circa 1951. This was one of many early television series which originated from Chicago. Most episodes of this series are lost. Please note that this is a video-tape copy of a show originally recorded as a kinescope.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; Quiz Kids; Game Show; Game Shows; 1950s; Early television; Fran Allison
|''The Price is Right'' - 5 July 1957|
A daytime episode of the NBC game show "The Price is Right" from 1957. Also includes original commercials and promos (one of the promos was used to get a date for this episode, I hope it is correct).
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Game Show; Game Shows; The Price is Right
|''I've Got a Secret'' - 23 January 1967|
An episode of the long-running CBS game show "I've Got a Secret", with special guest Pearl Bailey. Hosted by Steve Allen. Some of the original commercials intact. A fun and unusual episode! Kinda surprised this lacks a copyright notice. (B&W kinescope of color broadcast).
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 1960s; 60s; Sixties; Steve Allen; Pearl Bailey; Game Show, Game Shows
|''Strike It Rich'' - 26 August 1955|
An episode of the proto-reality game show series "Strike it Rich". Widely considered to be one of the worst television series ever produced.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Game Show; Game Shows; Reality TV; Reality Television
Downloads: 7,963 (2 reviews)
|Tic-Tac-Dough (April 3, 1958?)|
I think this is the April 3 1958 episode of the series "Tic-Tac-Dough". Missing titles and commercials, but gameplay is intact. This was one of several rigged game shows of the time, and when this became known by the public, the ratings of non-rigged shows like "You Bet Your Life" declined as well.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Quiz show scandals; Quiz show scandal; Game Show; Game Shows
Downloads: 998 (2 reviews)
|Do You Trust Your Wife (4th misc episode)|
Another episode of the light-hearted game show "Do You Trust Your Wife". This is from the prime-time version, starring Edgar Bergen, and according to the notice at the end aired in 1956 (according to zigoto, this aired Nov. 20, 1956) Complete with commercials for L&M cigarettes. I checked and this is public domain.
Keywords: Classic TV; Game Show; Game Shows; TV; Television; Do You Trust Your Wife; 1950s; 50s
Downloads: 861 (2 reviews)
|''Play Your Hunch'' - 20 June 1962|
An episode of the game show "Play Your Hunch". This is a prime-time episode, and according to IMDb, aired 20 June 1962. Featuring special guest Kaye Ballard. Hosted by Merv Griffin. Original commercials intact. Please note that while this episode is public domain, the film excerpted in one segment is not.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; Play Your Hunch; 1960s; 60s; Sixties; Game Show; Game Shows; Merv Griffin
Downloads: 1,846 (4 reviews)
|Compilation of Classic TV Footage - Episode 17 - Matthew Paul Argall|
This special edition is dedicated to clips from classic public domain game shows. 10 different game shows are shown, ranging from "excellent" to "crime against humanity". Networks represented: CBS, NBC and DuMont.
Keywords: Compilation of Classic TV Footage; Television; Classic TV; 1950s; 1960s; Fifties; Sixties; Game Show; Game Shows
|The $64,000 Question - 18 September 1956|
An episode of the infamous rigged 1950s game show "The $64,000 Question". When the scandal broke that several very popular quiz shows were "fixed", the ratings of several non-rigged quiz shows (such as "You Bet Your Life" and others) declined as well. This episode is complete with commercials for Revlon Lipstick.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Unfabulous; Game Show; Game Shows; Game Show Scandal; Game Show Scandals
Downloads: 2,710 (3 reviews)
|Bingo At Home (circa 1958) (first half of 60-minute episode)|
A partial episode of a local (New York City) television series called "Bingo at Home". This series aired on station WABD-TV. The station produced many fine TV series in the 1950s, but this is probably one of the their weakest efforts. Hosted by Monty Hall, and with original commercials. Sound quality is extremely poor with very heavy hiss, and at times it is impossible to hear what anyone is saying.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Poor Sound Quality; Game Show; Game Shows; WABD; WABD-TV; Monty Hall
|''Twenty One'' - 8/July/1957|
There were plenty of non-rigged 1950s game shows, but this was one of the infamous rigged ones. Which is a shame, since the format is pretty decent. Around 30 or so episodes survive of this series, curiously enough. Please note that a short section of this episode is missing.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Game Show; Game Shows; Quiz Show Scandals; Quiz Show Scandal
Downloads: 843 (1 review)
|''People are Funny'' - Rolls Royce|
This had been uploaded before, but with lower picture quality. In this 1958 episode of "People are Funny", two families compete to win a Rolls Royce by remembering details of a skit they saw.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; People are Funny; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Game Show; Game Shows; Art Linkletter
|1958 Episode of ''Queen for a Day''|
An episode of the controversal yet popular proto-reality TV series "Queen for a Day". Much-panned by critics of the day. This is from late March 1958 based on one of the promos it contains. (note: "Queen for a Day" aired at 4PM to 4:45PM each weekday on NBC, followed by the 15-minute "Modern Romances". This 45 episode contains original commercials and promos).
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Queen for a Day; Game Show; Game Shows; Kinescope